NTPC Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT):
Corporate Secretary (NTPC):
NTPC Senior Leadership Team
Cory Strang, President and Chief Executive Officer
Cory Strang’s commitment to the Northwest Territories’ electricity sector began in 1999 when he first joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta. Cory has held several positions with the Power Corporation with increasing authority and responsibility including the positions of Manager, Treasury and New Business Development, and Manager, Treasury and Enterprise Risk from 2007 to 2016. It was while in these roles that Cory gained valuable insight and experience in the management of the Corporation’s finance, utility rate regulation, risk management, renewable energy programs, and new business development.
In 2016, Cory was promoted to the position of Manager, Budgeting and Regulatory Affairs where he was responsible for the development of the Corporation’s annual operations and maintenance budget including revenue forecasting and managing long-term corporate planning, cash flow forecasts and long-term debt management. In this position Cory was the corporate authority for the Corporation’s utility rate applications and represented the Corporation as corporate witness at Public Utility Board hearings.
Cory was once again promoted in 2020 to oversee the Corporation’s Finance Division as Chief Financial Officer. During this time Cory worked closely with the Board of Directors on the approval of the 2021-22 Corporate Plan and operating and capital budgets. Cory filled the role of Acting President and CEO following the departure of the previous President and CEO.
Cory is Metis and was born and raised in Hay River NT making him the first President and CEO from the NWT. With more than 20 years of utility experience and his long-term dedication to the Corporation Cory plans to use his understanding of the often-complex utility concepts and communicate these in an open and transparent manner with community leaders, Indigenous Governments, the Board of Directors and the Shareholder.
Cory is a proud northerner, and he is dedicated to his community and the north. Cory has been Chair of the Hay River Community Services Board, is an Executive Member of the Polar Pond Hockey Association and was a technical delegate for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. In his free time, Cory enjoys the seasons of the north, snowmobiling, curling and playing hockey in the winter and he takes advantage of beautiful summer months playing softball, golfing, boating and camping.
Belinda Whitford, Chief Operating Officer
Belinda has more than 20 years of utility finance experience and was NTPC's controller for over 4 years before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. Belinda assumed the role of COO in October 2020. In her current role, Belinda has overall accountability for Hydro Operations, Thermal Operations and Transmission and Distribution.
Vacant, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Grant, Chief Services Officer
Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a degree in economics. He has more than two decades of experience with NTPC working in finance, generation and distribution areas. Appointed as Director, Customer Service in 2016, his area of responsibilities included billing, metering and customer service. He continued to develop the customer experience by utilizing technology to make interaction with customers more timely and efficient. He was appointed Director, Corporate Planning in August 2018. In this role, he continues to oversee Customer Service, with additional responsibilities for Continuous Improvement, the Strategic Planning Process, and Communications. In November 2019, Paul assumed leadership of a new Corporate Services division, which includes his previous areas of responsibility along with Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.
Bruno Pereira, Chief Projects and Engineering Officer
Bruno is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience, most recently as President and CEO of Qulliq Electric Corporation (QEC). In his role at QEC, Bruno represented QEC and the Nunavut government to the federal Senate and the House of Commons on various utility issues. He was also responsible for restructuring and expanding the non-regulated District Heating business in Nunavut and initiating the territory’s first Independent Power Producer (IPP) program Recently, Bruno led the Nunavut territorial review of a proposed $1.7 billion transmission line between Manitoba and Nunavut.
Mike Ocko, Director, Thermal Operations
Mike has 30 years of experience in the utility industry and thermal power generation. He joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) in 1989 working in thermal operations and maintenance as a result of his background as an Industrial & Control Electrician. He was appointed as the Director of NTPC’s Thermal Division in 2010 and has promoted alternate energy solutions within his division as well as across the company. Mike has served as Chair of the Canadian Off-Grid Utility Association for the past 10 years. His number one priority is to ensure that his employees work safely and are able to go home to family and friends at the end of every work day.
Alex Love, Director, Hydro Operations
Lee Brenton, Director, Transmission and Distribution
Vacant, Director, Health, Safety and Environment
Erin Dean, Director, Human Resources
Erin joined NTPC in 2016 as an HR Specialist, in 2018 she became the Manager, Human Resources and was appointed the Director, Human Resources in 2019. She has 15 years’ experience in mining, oil & gas, and utility industries. She leads the team responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at the Corporation.
Erin holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Human Resources Management degree. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Certified Executive Coach (in-training).
Bruno Pereira, Director, NT Energy (Acting)
Bruno is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience, most recently as President and CEO of Qulliq Electric Corporation (QEC). In his role at QEC, Bruno represented QEC and the Nunavut government to the federal Senate and the House of Commons on various utility issues. He was also responsible for restructuring and expanding the non-regulated District Heating business in Nunavut and initiating the territory’s first Independent Power Producer (IPP) program Recently, Bruno led the Nunavut territorial review of a proposed $1.7 billion transmission line between Manitoba and Nunavut. Bruno will be working with our customers and staff to identify new business opportunities and deliver the projects assigned to NT Energy within our new Project Implementation Framework (PIF) in cooperation with the Projects & Engineering team.